Rovers, Sweet Xi in Playoffs Last Round

| May 13, 2015

Mochudi Rovers and Sweet XI have aanced to the last round of the Debswana First Division South promotional playoffs.

The two teams finished in first and second positions respectively in the Southern Block playoffs held at the UB Stadium and Lekidi Ground in Gaborone over the weekend.

They will meet Hukuntsi Sands Diamonds and Tsabong Black Rangers, who qualified from the Western Block, in the final round of the playoffs in Gaborone this weekend. The four teams will play three matches in a round-robin format, with the top two finishers set to be promoted to the Debswana First Division South league.

Rovers, the champions of Kgatleng Regional Division One, were held to a 1-1 draw by UB Hawks in the opening match on Saturday. However, they got their act together and won their next two matches, 2-1 against ex-premier league campaigners Naughty Boys, and 2-1 against Sweet XI from Mmopane.

Those wins secured Rovers a position as winners of the Southern Block. Their 3-1 loss to Debswana Young Stars in the last match was immaterial.

Kweneng Region champions, Sweet XI, were also held to a 2-2 draw by Naughty Boys in their opening match, but breathed life in their campaign by beating Young Stars and UB Hawks 1-0 respectively.

Rovers coach, Kenneth Nyepetsi said his team’s performance was superb. “It was our first time playing in the playoffs, so it was a learning curve for us. But, we have performed very well. We have picked a few things that we need to correct before our next games,” Nyepetsi said.

He put down their loss against Young Stars to the absence of key players through injury. “We were forced to make some changes because some of our players were injured. But, I am confident all our players will be available for the final round,” he said.

Meanwhile, Maun Terrors and Mogorosi Fighters from the Northern Block, and Real Movers and Sua Flamingoes from the Eastern Block, will meet each other in Selebi Phikwe for promotion to the Debswana First Division North league.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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